Thanks guys. All good points. No hurry on my part. I am just checking it out at this point.
I agree that some items can get pricey.
The bluebook value may not reflect the asking price.
I don't know what the asking price is yet.
anyway, I will help him out with some tinkering maybe this weekend or next week.
I'll get a better clue on the car later.
In general it seems to run well with no noticeable squeaks or groans.
My 300SE does consume oil on long trips. Yes this is a general problem with these cars just like the bumy idle.
So I can only presume that this car does consume oil besides the oil loss from the front engine oil seal.
I'll keep you all posted and maybe post a pic in case anybody else is interested.
1979 300D 199 K miles
1995 C280 95 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles
1979 240D 140Kmiles (bought for parents)
SAN FRANCISCO/(*San Diego)
1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD